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The DATES for the next HMTA SHOW will be JUNE 10-12, 2016
Click here to view the 2015 HMTA photo album
(Above: A visual journey of photos taken during the 2015 History Meets the Arts show.
Click anywhere on the image above to view the album on the gallery Facebook page.)

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Prepare yourself for the 18th annual History Meets the Arts (HMTA) event, June 12-14 in historic Gettysburg, PA. At Lord Nelson's Gallery, you'll meet with over 40 artists in person during this three day event. Artists include painters,sculptors and traditional 18th century period accoutrement makers, in addition to accomplished historical book authors. The artists represent a wide variety of genres including 18th & 19th century periods, Native American, wildlife, landscape, nostalgic, and more.

This will be your opportunity to see and purchase the latest original paintings and speak to the artists in person. You can discover more in depth information about one of the attending author's books, or learn how a bronze sculpture is created from the original clay to the completed bronze and all the required foundry work. Then explore contemporary 18th century period accoutrements made by some of the country’s finest artisans. Discover the art in powder horns, porcupine quillwork, hand forged knives, tomahawks, flintlock longrifles, redware pottery, and more.

Lord Nelson's Gallery will hold HMTA at the Gettysburg College Ballroom for 2015. See map below for details.

Show Hours:

Friday June 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
(HMTA Opening Night Preview Party - This is a ticketed event: see below for details)

Saturday June 13 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Free admittance - *see note below regarding PinkOut)

Sunday June 14 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Free admittance - *see note below regarding PinkOut)
(Artists are not scheduled until noon on Sunday. The venue itself will be open at 10:00 am)

(A suggested $5.00 one time donation will be asked of attendees for entance to HMTA to benefit "PINK OUT" - a local benefit fund for women cancer survivors)
Pink Out


Have a look at a video montage for HMTA 2015
(video not working? Click this link: https://youtu.be/7RkDNTvqQ9o)



Artists appearing for History Meets the Arts include:

Steve Auvenshine   Artisan Hand forged knives & accessories
John Barrett   Artisan contemporary 18th century period accoutrements
Ken Bueche   Artisan Hunting bag sets
Lisa Crews   Artisan 18th century style pottery
Brad Fountain   Artisan Gunmaker
Jennifer Frantz   Artisan Period Floorcloths
Jim Kibler   Artisan Flintlock Rifle Maker
Steve Lodding   Artisan contemporary 18th century pipehawks, pistol, clubs, etc.
Mark Preston   Artisan Hornmaker
Tim Sanner   Artisan Hornmaker
South Mountain Folk Art   Artisans Hand painted wooden chests
Erich Steinhagen   Artisan Redware potter
Shawn Webster   Artisan Quill work, knives, hunting bags, accessories
Katherine Werre   Artisan Historically inspired Sterling Silver jewelry
S. Thomas Bailey   Author Gauntlet Runner Series - Historical novels
Jeff Shaara   Author NY Times best selling author - Historical novels
Jim Bortz   Painter Wildlife, landscapes
John Buxton   Painter Early American frontier life & Native Americans
Kyle Carroll   Painter Early American frontier life & Native Americans
Peter Fiore   Painter Landscapes
Dale Gallon   Painter Historical, Maritime
Robert Griffing   Painter Eastern Woodland Indians & American frontier life
Mark Kelso   Painter Wildlife, landscapes
Erik Koeppel   Painter Historical Landscapes
Dean Morrissey   Painter Historical art, fantasy
Rock Newcomb   Painter Still life, Western, Wildlife
Heide Presse   Painter 18th & 19th century historical art depicting daily life
Todd Price   Painter 18th & 19th century historical art
Lauren Sansaricq   Painter Historical Landscapes
Jonathan Stasko   Painter American historical art
Jason Tako   Painter Landscapes, wildlife
John Weiss   Painter Dogs
Bryant White   Painter 18th & 19th century historical art
Pamela Patrick White   Painter Colonial, Revolutionary War period historical art
H. David Wright   Painter Early American frontier life & Native Americans
Jud Hartmann   Sculptor Bronze - 16th -19th century Native Americans
Wayne Hyde   Sculptor Bronze - 18th & 19th century history, wildlife




Opening Night Preview Party:

The History Meets the Arts show kicks off on Friday night June 12th with the Opening Night Preview Party from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are required for entry. Some of the original art will be offered for sale on a draw system on Friday evening, with the rest being available on a first come, first served basis. If your interest is in collecting original art from the attending artists - this is the night providing you with the best chance of acquiring it.
(Absentee purchasing / intent to purchase is available for those not able to come to HMTA. Please contact the gallery directly at 1-800-664-9797 PRIOR to June 12, for more information)

Friday night admittance will be by ticketed holders ONLY.
Tickets are $35.00 per person and may be purchased through the
ADD TO CART button below, or by phoning the gallery at 1.800.664.9797.
They may also be available at the door Opening Night.

Purchase Tickets Here: Add to Cart 





Original Artwork:

Images for available ORIGINAL PAINTINGS by the attending artists will be shown
in the ORIGINAL ART section of this website.
Images will be posted as they are received, and will be designated as HMTA artwork

(Absentee intent to purchase is available for those who wish to purchase art without being able to attend the HMTA show. Please contact the gallery PRIOR to June 12, by calling 1-800-664-9797 to place your request. Feel free to contact the gallery for more information. Thank you.)


Presentation Schedule:
(all presentations will be held Saturday June 13. Presentations are free and will be held in the second floor lecture room in the HMTA ballroom building. Schedules and topics are subject to change)

Saturday 10:30 am: STEINHAGEN POTTERY
Colonial redware potter Erich Steinhagen of Connecticut will be demonstrating the makings of period pottery, its uses, types, glazes, decorations, etc. Redware was the type of pottery most commonly used in the 18th century by everyday working people as it was inexpensive enough to replace or fix, and redware clays were far more readily available than stoneware or porcelain clays. We hope you’ll enjoy this informative personal presentation on colonial redware pottery!

A discussion of how the hobby of reenacting influenced the focus of this husband and wife team of historical painters, and encouraged them to research first hand accounts of individual lives. Retracing this information has given their work a unique look at many untold accounts of history.

Steve is a highly accomplished diverse period accoutrement maker. His skills have been used in the film industry as armorer for movies including “Master and Commander” with Russell Crowe, the TV series “Sleepy Hollow”, and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer” to name a few. At this talk, Steve will visually take you to his blacksmith shop to show you how his work starts from the raw materials to his finished works of art.

New York Times best selling author Jeff Shaara will be presenting his latest book, “The Fateful Lightning”, scheduled for release on June 2. This book is his fourth and final volume in his (western) Civil War series. A full description of the book may be found on page 7 of this newsletter. Jeff is an award winning historical novelist who has written over a dozen books covering American history from the colonial period up to World War II. Make it a point to listen to his engaging talk, followed by a book signing.

Historical painter Todd Price will be discussing the steps taken from his initial pencil sketch to the completed oil painting. He’ll have a few pieces in various stages of completion to show you, to highlight what each stage looks like and how it evolves from one to the next. Todd’s range of subjects include historical landscapes, military history including aviation and maritime art, Native American and wildlife art. Therefore, you don’t really know what you’ll see - but judging by the quality of his work and his personable approach, you won’t leave this presentation disappointed!




A number of the attending artists, collectors and their guide Dean Shultz
enjoying the Gettysburg Battlefield during History Meets the Arts.
(Artists in this picture include John Buxton, H. David Wright, Robert Griffing, Doug Hall,
Bryant White, Todd Price, Kyle Carroll, Steve Auvenshine and Wayne Hyde


The History Meets the Arts show at Lord Nelson's Gallery will be on the Gettysburg College campus, in the "Cub" building ballroom. The closest cross streets are W Lincoln Ave and Constitution Ave on the campus. Ample free parking is available at the College Football Stadium Lot - one block from the ballroom. Entrance to the ballroom will be from W. Lincoln Ave at the posted entrance.


There you are with the highlights!! Please contact us if you would like more information. You're also invited to visit www.gettysburg.travel for complete information on Gettysburg including accommodations, attractions, restaurants, etc. Thank you.



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